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Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 8: How Anansi Got His Stories by Trish Cooke, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 8: How Anansi Got His Stories

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Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 8: How Anansi Got His Stories by Trish Cooke, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson

How Anansi Got His Stories is a tale of a familiar character from many African and Caribbean tales. Anansi the trickster wants everyone to listen to his stories, but he will have to complete three challenges before he is proved worthy of the title King of Stories...This humorous story written by Trish Cooke and vividly illustrated by Anne Violet will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at

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Publication date

8th September 2011


Trish Cooke, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson

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Oxford University Press


32 pages


Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes



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